Posted at 7:20 pm , on June 9, 2017
Friday is coming to an end here Down Under and I would usually be sharing a finished project. I’m not quite there yet with the Willow baby blanket custom order, which has been a priority hook, but here’s a progress pic. I’m really chuffed with how it’s come together, wasn’t quite sure of it until well into the joining and then starting in on a small hdc (US) scallop border. The relief! Just a couple of ends to sew in now. I’ve loved making it 🙂
In other news, much happy distraction today in form of yet more happy mail! My favourite hooks – Clover Amour – arrived in new sizes. Woot!
Plus, my first ever crochet subscription box arrived from England and oh! was it worth the wait! So beautifully packaged and so much gorgeousness within! I’ll do a proper review of the box, with photos, once I get into it properly. Suffice to say, I’m thrilled 🙂
Right now though, it’s time to rest, because I’ve been working the hills as well as my hooks this week- it’s the end of week 1/13 of my half marathon training, and I’m knackered! 27km down, and a few hundred to go. Bring it!
Posted at 8:37 pm , on June 7, 2017
It’s taken almost a month but at last my Stylecraft Special DK has arrived from England! I’d never seen or touched this yarn before – just heard such great reports about it, I had to get some and see for myself. First impressions are good! No hooking yet as I still have a head full of Willows, but enjoying just looking very much in the meantime 🙂
I also got an Addi Swing 4mm to try, in the same delivery. It’s so curvy! Same size hook as for my Willow blocks but such a different shape, I’m sticking to my trusty Clover Amour on this project for fear of disturbing my tension. Will report back on the Addi Swing soon though – let me know if you’re a user.
Or maybe you prefer Clover hooks? I’ve collected four Clover Amours over the last two years and they’re by far my favourite hook. Gotta have an ergonomic handle, and the tip, throat and shaft are just so smooth to boot. I sold my overlocker last week and have used some of the money I made to order another three Clover Amours from eBay. My collection is growing!
In other happy mail news, I’m awaiting delivery of my first Little Box of Crochet – should be any day now and I’m checking my mailbox every morning. Simply cannot wait! I’ve noticed a couple of crochet subscription services recently – if you subscribe please do tell, I’d love to compare notes 🙂